The new generation.

VARIANT 485 / 465, 480 / 460.

This outstanding performer now features a reworked 360° rotor for RC machines, better-shaped bales with the new patented CLAAS Covered and CLAAS Covered XW wrapping system, and increased user convenience, thanks to operation with EASY on board, controlled via the iPad.

CLAAS round balers | VARIANT 485 - 460 – the benefits for you.

How you benefit:

  • ROTO CUT: new 360° cutting rotor with 14 blades
  • Heavy Duty concept: reinforced chains, a special knife protection device, and an extremely robust rotor (VARIANT 485 / 465)
  • ROTO FEED: spiral rotor for uniform crop flow
  • New, patented tying, thanks to a new guiding plate with CLAAS Covered or CLAAS Covered XW tying
  • Bale discharge within 6.00 seconds
  • Suitable for silage, hay or straw
VARIANT 485-460
  1. 2.10-m pick-up
  2. 2.35-m pick-up
  3. Roller crop press
  4. Double-roller crop press
  5. Oscillating pick-up guide wheels, or folding oscillating pick-up guide wheels
  6. Only from CLAAS: active high-power rotor with forced bale start
  7. ROTO CUT: new 360° cutting rotor with 14 blades
  8. ROTO FEED: spiral rotor for uniform crop flow
  9. Heavy Duty concept: reinforced chains and rotor
  10. Lowerable PRO floor
  11. High drive torque with a belt speed of approx. 3.00 m/s
  1. Four reliable, high-strength endless belts
  2. Fast, convenient tying
  3. CLAAS Covered net-wrapping system
  4. New guiding plate for twine and net wrapping
  5. Bale density control system with active hydraulics and dual-tensioning arm
  6. Bale size and soft core diameter can be controlled from the cab
  7. Bale pressure and soft core pressure can be controlled from the cab
  8. Fast tailgate: bale discharge within 6 seconds
  9. COMMUNICATOR II / OPERATOR / EASY on board ISOBUS technology / S10 Terminal
Specifications | VARIANT485 RC480 RF / RC465 RF / RC460 RF / RC
Pick-up width2.10 (2.35 ○)2.10 (2.35 ○)2.10 (2.35 ○)2.10 (2.35 ○)
Number of knives14– /1414– /14
One-piece belts4444
Soft-core device, pressure and diameter adjustable
Lowerable PRO floor
Bale diameter0.90–1.80 m0.90–1.80 m0.90–1.80 m0.90–1.80 m
Control terminal
EASY on board

● Standard ○ Optional

VARIANT 485-460

NEW: Patented wrapping and tying.

The completely reworked guiding plate provides even more reliable bale wrapping and tying. The plate is open during baling, then closes during wrapping or tying. The end result is an extremely reliable wrapping system.

VARIANT 485-460

NEW: extra-wide wrapping or tying.

The new patented CLAAS COVERED wrapping system provides bale coverage right up to the edge, and the CLAAS COVERED XW system even a few centimetres around it – for a neat, professional-looking end result.

VARIANT 485-460

NEW: 360° rotor for ROTO CUT and HD ROTO CUT.

The new 360° rotor, specifically designed for ROTO CUT and HD ROTO CUT, delivers consistently better-shaped bales, particularly when working with a small swath.

VARIANT 485-460

VARIANT drive concept.

The unique drive concept, in which the rotor gets the bale rolling, provides the perfect bale start. This makes it possible to produce significantly more bales per hour, with increased throughput in all conditions.

VARIANT 485-460

Hydraulically lowerable PRO cutting floor.

The cutting floor is fitted with an early warning alarm, and adjusts automatically to the forage crop flow. In the unlikely event of a blockage, you can easily clear it from the cab.

VARIANT 485-460

Choice of four different operating terminals.

The machine can be fitted with four different operating systems: OPERATOR, COMMUNICATOR II, S10 steering system and, of course, EASY on board.


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3018 Altona, VIC

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